Do you hate shopping? Santa does too, but if he and his elves can’t make a gift in his factory, that’s what he must do.
I prefer what local stores and museum shops have to offer, but if you must go to malls, make sure you do so before Thanksgiving.
Does that sound crazy?
Consider how difficult and time-consuming shopping will be when the holiday season is in full swing. If this picture doesn’t frighten you, it should.
Do you really enjoy driving endlessly through a parking structure looking for a space? Do you love tapping your foot impatiently waiting for a salesperson to answer your question? Does waiting in a long line for a cashier to ring up your purchase make you want to scream?
Relaxed Christmas means shopping ahead of the crush. No matter whether you shop locally or in a giant mall, plan to finish your shopping before December first.
Others may mock you, but think how fine you’ll feel while they rush around with pounding headaches and rising blood pressures.
Anyone out there shop in advance? Let others know how great it feels.
Next post, Friday, November 8th, we’ll discuss ways to make the shopping you do easier.
Until then, let’s all strive for a stress-free, love-filled Christmas . . .